US president-elect Joe Biden has named former CFTC chair Gary Gensler to head up a task force charged with organising the handover of power at the United States’ financial regulatory agencies – with figures specialising in fintech and corporate governance among the new team members.
11 November 2020
The US Commodities Futures Trading Commission has reshuffled four departments, while the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s international affairs office is leaving the agency.
04 November 2020
Credit Suisse has named a new general counsel for investment banking after 24-year veteran Natalia Nicolaidis’ departed to set up her own consulting firm; while HSBC has hired Barclays’ former general counsel Bob Hoyt.
02 November 2020
Ashurst has named two new partners in its London and Sydney offices, while the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has appointed a new associate director to lead its policy division.
20 October 2020
The Reserve Bank of India has appointed a new deputy governor with responsibility for its regulatory activities, as it faces calls from a former supreme court justice for increased transparency and accountability in its decision-making.
14 October 2020
The Abu Dhabi Global Market’s financial regulator has named a new chief executive, as the free zone consults on new UNCITRAL-based electronic transaction rules.
01 October 2020
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is set to hire a partner from Clifford Chance in its London office; Israeli firm Herzog Fox & Neeman has hired an old hand from Bank Leumi; and Bird & Bird has tapped a Norton Rose Fulbright partner to lead its financial regulation practice in Dubai.
28 September 2020
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have both announced the departures of key names.
22 September 2020
O’Melveny & Myers partner Stevan Bunnell has joined Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra as chief legal officer, while the European Securities and Markets Authority has nominated members for the central counterparties supervision committee formed under last year’s EMIR revision.
04 September 2020
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